Common name: Mallee Red Gum
Eucalyptus nandewarica L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Mallee or tree to 10 m high; bark smooth, white, grey or grey-brown, shedding (sometimes irregularly) in large plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, dull grey-green to dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 5–11 cm long, 0.8–2.0 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 3–7-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 4–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds ovoid to rhomboid, 6–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cup-shaped or hemispherical, 3–5 mm long, 5–6 mm diam.; disc flat or raised (slightly); valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant but sporadic, in sclerophyll mallee shrubland on shallow soils on siliceous ridges; confined to the Nandewar and Warrumbungle Ranges and nearby ridges.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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